1977 Hall of Honor
Clayton “Kid” Addie excelled in track and football to help Beloit capture several major championships. He captained the 1923 track team which won both the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Relays and the State Meet and tied for the Midwest Conference title. That spring, he was individual high-point man in the state competition, anchored victorious half-mile and one-mile relays teams and established a school broad jump record to go with marks he set earlier in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. His gridiron exploits are equally impressive. While Beloit’s 1921 triumphs over Northwestern and Ripon are among the fondest in his memory, Addie’s performance as a senior is especially noteworthy. Against Lawrence in 1923, he scored two touchdowns after runs of 68 and 85 yards in a 24-9 victory, thus helping end a dozen years of winless frustration against the Vikings. That season concluded with Beloit not only compiling a 6-1-1 record, but also winning the state and Midwest Conference championships. In his post-collegiate years, Addie became an expert handball player, golfer and skier while applying his economics degree to achieve a successful career in real estate.
“Lou” Newtson earned eight varsity letters as a scrappy, determined competitor in football, track, and basketball. On the gridiron, he was a constant threat as an accurate left-handed passer, deceptive runner, dependable receiver, and shifty kick-return man for teams that won all but three of their 24 games. He was co-captain, top scorer, and most valuable player his senior year, when he also became a defensive stalwart with the return to single-platoon football. As a junior in 1952, Newtson was the rushing and total defense leader in Beloit’s first undefeated team, earning recognition as one of the top 20 backs in the Midwest by sparking an attack that rolled up 200 points against eight opponents. An exceptional pole vaulter, he captained a young but talented track team that won the 1954 Beloit and Carroll Pioneer Relays. He was a three-year basketball standout at forward and guard on clubs posting an overall 52-12 record. A certified public accountant with an economics degree from Beloit and an MBA from Wayne State University, Newtson joins three of his coaches – alumnus Carl Nelson, Herb Hodges, and Dolph Stanley – as a distinguished member of the Hall of Honor.